Archive for February, 2013
Why Radon Mitigation in Schools in Charlotte is Important
In the news recently, it is hard to turn off the conversations about gun control, every American’s liberty, and all of the related topics being debated. With school shootings, we all know that something has to change in our schools. Whether it be stricter gun control, greater mental health diagnosis, or arming more faculty members in schools, there is some type of change that needs to be improved in order to protect all of our students, teachers, and faculty.
Charlotte schools are no different from any other. While all of this talk about gun control being the issue, one of the more important underlying issues is the threat of radon gas. Radon gas is found in one out of five schools. This equates to about 70,000 schools across the nation having high levels of radon gas, and being in deep need of mitigation. Charlotte schools are no different. Additionally, radon gas kills 20,000 people each year in the form of lung cancer. To summarize, a deadly gas is found in a large number of schools. The only way to fix this is with radon mitigation in schools.
When Radon Mitigation in Schools in Charlotte is Necessary
Radon gas comes from the ground where uranium is known to find home in soils. As the uranium breaks down, it creates radon gas. As this is a gas, it can quickly find its way through foundations, and into homes, schools, or office buildings. Additionally, it may enter through water supply, or other areas, wrecking havoc throughout our Charlotte schools. Radon mitigation in schools may reduce levels by as much as 99% if a properly trained, certified, and experienced professional is installing the air purification system.
It may seem like there is no help for all of our schools with high levels of radon gas. Fortunately, a bill is being proposed by a congressman in Iowa that can change all of this. The bill if passed all schools in America would receive grant funding to test for radon gas. The important part about testing is that without a test, it is impossible to determine whether or not an area is contaminated as this gas is both invisible and odorless.
Additional funding would be made available for schools that have high levels of radon gas. This grant funding would go towards radon mitigation in schools. This ensures that we can identify all schools that have high levels of gas, and reduce the level of gas in all of these schools. None of this will be possible unless we speak we make a strong push to Charlotte politicians, and write in to members of congress in order to make them realize the strong need for radon mitigation in schools. If everyone does their part, we will be able to make for certain that all schools in Charlotte, NC and across the nation have clean air.
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